It’s more than just money.
“I am extremely confident in the knowledge, integrity, communication, compassion and expertise exhibited by the Burgundy team. I feel that I am in good hands.”
What is private investment counselling?
Burgundy’s approach to family wealth stewardship
Connect with the Burgundy community
What We Do
WE ARE YOUR TRUSTED ADVISOR:
PRIVATE INVESTMENT COUNSEL
As a client of Burgundy, there is no intermediary. You have a direct relationship with the people who make investment decisions on your behalf. And, since more than three-quarters of our people are owners in the firm, our interests are directly aligned with yours.
Our Investment Counsellors are fiduciaries, not commissioned sales people. We act as the steward for you and your investments, providing professional thinking and judgment to help you devise a customized investment plan.
Every client is different. Our goal is to put you in the best position to meet your long-term investment objectives. We work with you to ensure your plan remains appropriate as market conditions change over time and your financial circumstances evolve.
PERSONALIZED EXPERIENCE FOR EVERY CLIENT
When we first meet with you, our focus is on understanding your unique situation and needs.
We identify your short- and long-term goals, tolerance for volatility, need for liquidity or cash flow, and expectations from your investment portfolio. We also discuss your investment experience and the role your Burgundy investment portfolio will play in the context of your total wealth.
CUSTOM INVESTMENT PROPOSAL
We integrate your investment objectives and risk tolerances with the realities of current market conditions and asset class expectations.
Based on your unique situation and needs, we determine your asset allocation.
- Equities, fixed income and cash considerations
- Market capitalization: small- and large-cap equities
- Geographic diversification within equities: Canada, U.S., Europe, Asia, Emerging Markets
We then select investments to achieve your asset allocation, using Burgundy’s proprietary investment platform of pooled funds and segregated account options.
Over time and through varying market swings, we work closely with you to ensure you remain committed to your long-term goals.
We work with you to assess if your investment plan remains appropriate in the context of your changing needs.
Start your discovery process with us.
Mathew Harrison, CFA
Vice President, Head of Private Client Group
Investing as a Family
BURGUNDY’S APPROACH TO FAMILY WEALTH STEWARDSHIP
We forge deep connections with the creators and stewards of family wealth. These relationships span years and cross generations; in our 30-year history, approximately one-third of our clients have been with us for over 10 years, and more than 200 have partnered with us for longer than 20 years.
We want you to succeed beyond your expectations in the areas you care about: building lasting legacies, transitioning values and financial assets to future generations, and giving back to the communities and causes that are most important to you.
You have a dedicated team working with your entire family. The team is flexible enough that you can incorporate your next generation into wealth discussions as much or as little as you choose.
Behind the scenes, your team is in constant communication and is fully aware of your family’s overall needs. We develop your investment plan based on a family or household basis, consider the family when constructing a tax-efficient investment portfolio, and group management fees for family members to help reduce the overall impact.
We offer a number of seminars and programs to help promote the idea of wealth stewardship, including philanthropy, inter-generational wealth transfer and education for the next generation.
So You Want to Hold a Family Meeting?View more
Drawing an IncomeView more
Family wealth can be complex and requires a coordinated approach. We work closely with your existing specialist advisors for estate planning, tax and other investments to create an integrated experience. We also work with you to better understand your philanthropic goals and family governance.
If you require an advisor in a particular discipline, we have access to a network of industry professionals and can objectively connect you with the best in class for the task at hand. Together, we want to ensure that all your needs are met.
As Investment Counsellors to many successful families across the country, we understand that charitable giving is a significant financial objective. Our clients offer their support by giving financially, volunteering their time and talent, and generously providing other personal resources through one-time or ongoing gifts (using private foundations or similar structures) and planned donations via their estates.
Charitable giving can enrich a family’s bond, particularly across generations. Family members have the opportunity to express their values and discuss causes that are personally important to them while also sharing goals and objectives as a family. Charitable giving also offers tax benefits and, when planned well, these tax savings may help the family achieve other financial planning and legacy objectives.
Our approach to family wealth stewardship facilitates your philanthropy considerations. We work with you to structure your portfolio with your charitable goals in mind, and offer resources to learn and grow in these areas as a family.
Considerations for Philanthropic FamiliesView the brochure
Spotlight on the Longo’s Family Charitable FoundationView more
More about Burgundy
100% OWNED BY OUR EMPLOYEES
Over three-quarters of our people are owners of the firm, so we understand investing is about more than just money – because it’s our money too.
RIGOROUS, RESEARCH-BASED GLOBAL INVESTING
Our Investment Team has built a deep understanding of quality-value investment opportunities in equities and fixed income, and within equities across the geographic regions of Canada, the U.S., Europe, Asia and Emerging Markets.
INVESTMENT FEES & MINIMUMS
Our fee structure reflects your unique needs. Find out more about management fees and investment minimums in a meeting.
The Burgundy Community
A defining aspect of your relationship with Burgundy, our community offers the opportunity to learn from and connect with us and your peers throughout the year. We place a considerable emphasis on education because it is an essential component of long-term investment success.
Connect with the community at annual events like the Forum and Burgundy Ball.
Views & Insights
Dive into the minds of the people making investment decisions on your behalf.
Women of Burgundy
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Meet With Us
A meeting with Burgundy is a two-way discovery session. As we learn more about your personal plans and aspirations, you have the opportunity to ask questions about Burgundy’s investment portfolios, approach, people and anything else on your mind. Connect with us today.